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The Resource The story of Anna P., as told by herself, by Penny Busetto, (electronic resource)

The story of Anna P., as told by herself, by Penny Busetto, (electronic resource)

Label
The story of Anna P., as told by herself
Title
The story of Anna P., as told by herself
Statement of responsibility
by Penny Busetto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book about the fragility of memory and identity, and the nature of time. It has three parts reflecting the past, present and future of a woman, Anna P, who lives on an island off the coast of Italy but can no longer remember how she got there. She comes from South Africa but has almost no memories of the place or people there, and no attachment to them. The only person she has any relationship with is a sex worker whom she pays by the hour. Her life is meaningless. She has abusive encounters with unknown men, clearly repetitions of traumatic events in the past, during which she dissociates. It is not clear whether she occasionally kills these men or not. It is only when she begins to connect emotionally with a slightly retarded child, and her self begins to coagulate around a tiny centre core of meaning, that she finds some value in herself, some place which she will not allow to be abused. Through connection with another person, she comes into an ethical relationship with the world." -- Description from thesis
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Cataloging source
OI@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Busetto, Penny
Dewey number
823.92
LC call number
PR9369.4.B87
LC item number
S76 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychic trauma
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sex crimes
  • Amnesia
  • South Africans
  • Teachers
Label
The story of Anna P., as told by herself, by Penny Busetto, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Winner of the European Union Literary Award." -- Cover
  • Original title: M.A. thesis in Creative Writing, University of Cape Town, 2011
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001592213
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 155 pages
Isbn
9781431410163
Lccn
2014416018
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001592213
Label
The story of Anna P., as told by herself, by Penny Busetto, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Winner of the European Union Literary Award." -- Cover
  • Original title: M.A. thesis in Creative Writing, University of Cape Town, 2011
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001592213
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 155 pages
Isbn
9781431410163
Lccn
2014416018
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001592213

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